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					Just for Fun! Bill of Rights Day Quiz
1. On what date (month, day & year) was the Bill of Rights ratified?
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2. Very briefly, (9 words or less) what is the Bill of Rights?
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3. Who was the key author of the Bill of Rights?_______________________
4. What are the 5 basic freedoms cited in the First Amendment?
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5. Who proposed a Bill of Rights in the closing days of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in
1787? ______________________________________________
6. In 1789, how many amendments were submitted to the states by Congress?
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7. What topics were included in the proposed amendments that were not ratified?
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8. How many amendments have been added to the Constitution as of Dec. 15, 1994?
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9. Name the 3 states existing in 1789-1791 that did not ratify the Bill of Rights before they went into effect:
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10. How many states were required to ratify the Bill of Rights?
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11. Which state was the first to ratify the Bill of Rights?
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12. Where would you go to see an original copy of the Bill of Rights? (Bonus: How many original copies
were prepared?) ______________________________________________
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